Historic Oak View County Park

Less than 5 miles from downtown Raleigh, you can find Wake County’s largest grove of pecan trees on this 19th century historic farmstead. Historic Oak View is a Wake County park that educates visitors about North Carolina’s agricultural heritage. The 27-acre park includes several restored 19th century buildings and a modern museum. Throughout the year, the park hosts events and exhibitions, including the Oak View Tea Party and Holidays Around the World. The herb garden on site looked a little sparse during our January visit, but looks like it would be beautiful during warmer seasons.

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My kids enjoyed exploring the Cotton Gin House and playing with the park’s resident “farm cats.” Apparently, the farm’s three goats are a big draw, too — they were mentioned specifically on the parks visit-evaluation form.

Here’s a link to the park’s brochure in PDF format.

(Apologies about the image quality. I forgot my camera and resorted to my phone’s camera.)